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Jacob's Pillow

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Address: 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223-4001
Phone Number: +1 413-243-0745
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Where Dance Breathes Deeply

Awesome outdoor venue for experiencing modern dance/ballet with lovely well-maintained grounds to traverse, well-designed theater space, food available and just a convivial... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Take a picnic, arrive early and see the Inside/Out free performance on the outdoor stage. Be aware that there is no A/C in the inside theaters and no ceiling fans. Ushers handed out hand fans and we NEEDED them. Not sure how the dancers did it but I was afraid some audience members were going to pass out.

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Westbrook
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Jacob's Pillow allows our senses to soar as high as the dancers themselves. The choreography is fantastic, always edging toward more beauty and more meaning. Mesmerizing to watch, and so memorable, you [like me] may see your favorite parts of the performance over and over in you memory. The display of the photos in the small building beyond the tiny... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Awesome outdoor venue for experiencing modern dance/ballet with lovely well-maintained grounds to traverse, well-designed theater space, food available and just a convivial artistic experience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We try to come here once a year when in the Berkshires. It never disappoints. The site is magnificent at the top of a ridge.If you have tickets for a show, go early to see the free program on a deck looking out over a valley. Bring a sandwich or salad and buy a glass of wine or a beer... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

we saw the most amazing dancers i had ever seen -- it was an overwhelming experience. but since the shows change all summer, let me tell you it doesn't matter who is dancing: the quality is top notch. we took a walk around the property before & after and it's just fabulous. we watched the students rehearsing, we wandered into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Berkshire setting. A mix of different dance styles, dance troups every week. Scenic picnic grounds. Outdoor dance talks. Fun for both novice and cultivated dance fans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Was there for a Saturday matinee in the theater on a sweltering afternoon. Enjoyed a preconcert explanation that was funny, entertaining, and educating. The setting is a gem, beautiful flowerbeds and planting, rustic buildings, free parking. Such a change from Tanglewood. Excellent musicians for the ensemble. Hard to find for us first timers, but we will be back. Felt like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Have seen some wonderful dance performances here. Beautiful scenic atmosphere. Great for lunch now that The Haven has an on site outpost here. A must stop on your visit to the Berkshires !!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We saw dorrance dancers on a very hot afternoon. They were terrific. Outstanding talented dancers made the temperature seem minor. This was a Great show at a great site. Never saw a poor performance at Jacobs pillow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went to see a free show outside at the beautiful outdoor stage. Where else can you go with a family and picnic and see such talent for free. This is an amazing gift. Didn't see a ticketed show but had to be wonderful if the outdoor show was so good. Saw kilowatt dance company from nyc and they were unbelievable... More 

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